It takes a lot of work to become a great golfer. You must master the technique and have strong mental skills. To improve golf performance, the best golfers spend their days (or seasons) studying all aspects of their game.
The amateur golfer is on the other side. As a rule, he will eventually plateau and not be able to improve his game or his results. Many amateur golfers I know have had the same handicap and the same level of playing ability for many years.
Why aren’t your results improving?
Your golf game can stagnate for four main reasons. These are the main causes of your golf game becoming stagnant. I’ll summarize them here and order them in the order they affect the outcome of your round.
Concentration on the process, or concentration on the result.
We are wired to be focused on the results, even though we don’t know it. We have been taught from a young age that results are what matters.
To get high grades, you must study hard and be a good student. You can get into the university you desire if you have good grades. You will be able to get a job that allows you to make a lot of money, and you will also be happy. Our brains are wired to consider how everything will impact our lives.
In golf, it’s no different. I dare say it is worse. Everything depends on the outcome. To get the result I want, I must hit that putt. We only care about the results.
Is there anything wrong with this? We create a lot of pressure around ourselves, even though we don’t realize it. It affects not only our game but also us in many ways.
Do you know what you’re going to do on the practice field? You might practice your weaknesses while maintaining your strengths. Or maybe you’ll switch clubs randomly or do a combination of block training and random shots.
Setting your goals is the first step in improving your game. It will be difficult to improve your game if you don’t collect accurate statistics.
It will be easier to play chip rolls on the course if you have mastered the chip roll. You will be able to take out fried eggs much more easily if you have fried eggs in the bunker. You should plan your workouts carefully and be clear about the goals you have for each session.
Not controlling your nerves.
One of the main differences between the driving range and the course is our level of excitement/nervousness. Playing golf at a moderately heightened physiological and psychological level is the best.
Nerves can be good, provided we understand how to channel them properly. Problem is when excitement becomes nervousness, panic, or anxiety. Some people often ask very common questions like what is my handicap if I shoot 90?
This can lead to a loss of focus on the hit and a lack of commitment to the routine. It is essential to master nerve control and maintain a positive mental state.
Your golf swing does not flow naturally.
The driving range is very different from the course in that you tend to be too focused on the outcome. It does not matter where the ball ends, and as we mentioned in point 1. Your movement doesn’t flow. Your movement does not flow.
Humans are wired to recognize danger and protect themselves. It is important to stick with the process and use visualization techniques in golf. It is what they call the key to being a great golfer.